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Old 12-25-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
nodnarb
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Registered: Jul 2004
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Kernal panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs


Hi everbody,

I just finshed installing a new 80 gb hard drive and I set it it as the master and my older 30 gig hard drive as slave so that I could install Mandrake 10.0 on it and erase the older drive, but when I went to run the boot disk for the installation a black screen appear and after a bunch of stuff came up I got this error:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
invalid compressed format (err=1)
Kernal panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ram3

Does anyone know how to fix this?

--nodnarb
 
Old 12-25-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
kubrickfan799
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your kernel might not have support for whatever filesystem you put on your new hard drive. I got this message when i forgot to compile in reiserfs support to a new kernel. if you are able, recompile your kernel with whatever support it needs for your drive.
 
  


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